Thursday night was game night at Megan’s house. I was so excited to play our new favorite game- the Mexican Train. It’s a dominoes type game… lots of fun and very competitive (well the players get pretty competitive). I had originally planned to make a blueberry cobbler to bring for dessert. Instead, I decided to find a recipe that would use ingredients that I already had in the kitchen. I searched allrecipes.com and came up with
Peanut Butter Bars:
I gathered all of the ingredients:
Added softened butter (should have melted it) to the mix-master bowl
Crushed the graham crackers:
Added the graham crackers to the bowl
Then the powdered sugar & peanut butter
And mixed away
Once all of the ingredients were mixed up well, I added them to a 9×13 baking pan
Instead of chocolate chips, I chose to use Hershey Kisses because I had about a thousand of them left over from a bridal shower. This is what I concocted to melt the Kisses and the last of the peanut butter
It worked pretty well
I then spread that on top
The final product:
I refrigerated this overnight.
When it was time to serve the bars- I attempted to slice into them… unfortunately that did not go so well….
The bars came out o.k. They weren’t that bad, but weren’t my best creation. They totally fell apart when I served them (I had a feeling they would), and I thought they were too sweet and not peanut-buttery enough. I used the Kitchen-Aid Mixer and I think I should have mixed the bottom layer by hand and left it a little chunkier. If I ever need a peanut butter mousse I would make it like this again!
I did not have enough graham crackers. I had about a cup and a half and the recipe called for 2 cups. I may have also skimped on the peanut butter…
Brooke said that she still loved them : )
A few of the Mexican Train players- Megan, Amy, Mike & Kevin:
Game night ended up being a blast! I was asked why I didn’t make Snickerdoodles (which I made for a previous game night) and when I would be making them again. The Snickerdoodle recipe came from my Martha Stewart cookie cook book. Everything that I have made from that book so far has turned out great. Just proves to me that I should stick with Martha!